This text makes available in a concise format the chapters comprising the research methodology section of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Second Edition. An introduction, designed to give K-12 teachers an understanding of the basic categories and functions of research in teaching, is followed by chapters addressing teacher professionalism and the rise of "multiple literacies"; empirical research; longitudinal studies; case studies; ethnography; teacher research; teacher inquiry into literacy, social justice, and power; synthesis research; fictive representation; and contemporary methodological issues and future direction in research on the teaching of English. Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts is well-suited for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level literacy research methods courses.

chapter 3|36 pages

The Design of Empirical Research

ByRobert C. Calfee, Marilyn Chambliss

chapter 5|20 pages

Case Studies: Placing Literacy Phenomena Within Their Actual Context

ByJune Birnbaum, Janet Emig, Douglas Fisher

chapter 6|50 pages

Ethnography as a Logic of Inquiry

ByJudith L. Green, Carol N. Dixon, Amy Zaharlick

chapter 7|16 pages

Teacher Researcher Projects: From the Elementary School Teacher’s Perspective

ByFredrick R. Burton, Barbara L. Seidl

chapter 8|34 pages

Teacher Inquiry Into Literacy, Social Justice, and Power

ByBob Fecho and JoBeth Allen

chapter 9|28 pages

Synthesis Research in Language Arts Instruction

ByCarl B. Smith, Susan S. Klein

chapter 10|28 pages

Fictive Representation: An Alternative Method for Reporting Research

ByDonna E. Alvermann, George G. Hruby